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Embroidered handscroll

Chinese
1870–80


Object Place: China

Dimensions

205 x 42 cm (80 11/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.659

Medium or Technique

Plain-weave silk embroidered with floss silks

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Deep brownish-yellow satin ground. In the middle is a design of a flowering cherry tree, bamboo, flowers, birds and butterflies, worked with brownish yellow, brown, green and blue silk. On one end are Chinese characters worked with brownish-yellow silk, on the other end similar ones worked with bluish-green silk.

Provenance

Lent by Denman W. Ross, October 24, 1913. Returned Aug. 12, 1915.
Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection